Child witnesses pose unique challenges to the legal system, and courtrooms are daunting and alien to children. Timely and truly international in scope, this volume focuses on the techniques and procedures used to accommodate child witnesses in legal systems - and on research investigating the effectiveness and implications of those techniques - around the world: England, Scotland, The Netherlands, Israel, South Africa, Hong Kong, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United States and India. Featuring the work of renowned scholars from the international psycholegal community, the volume not only provides support for all countries seeking to broaden their approach to child psychology and law, but also promotes justice in those countries where child protection is virtually unknown.
Gail S. Goodman is Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Davis.
International Perspectives on Child Witnesses - Bette L Bottoms and Gail S Goodman An Introduction to the Issues Research on Children's Suggestibility - Amye R Warren and Lucy S McGough Implications for the Investigative Interview Children's Testimony in The Netherlands - Francien Lamers-Winkelman and Frank Buffing A Study of Statement Validity Analysis Child Sexual Abuse Investigation in Israel - Kathleen J Sternberg, Michael E Lamb and Irit Hershkowitz Evaluating Innovative Practices Children and the Courts in Canada - Louise Dezwirek Sas, David A Wolfe and Kevin Gowdey The Effect of Child Witness Research on Legislation in Great Britain - Ray Bull and Graham Davies Children's Evidence - Rhona Flin, Brian Kearney and Kathleen Murray Scottish Research and Law The Child Witness and Legal Reforms in Australia - Sandra Shrimpton, Kim Oates and Susan Hayes Accommodating Children's Testimony - Margaret-Ellen Pipe and Mark Henaghan Legal Reforms in New Zealand Listening to Children in South Africa - Dap Louw and Pierre Olivier Children's Evidence - Ting-Pong Ho Mandating Change in the Legal System of Hong Kong Children on the Witness Stand - Margaret Bull Kovera and Eugene Borgida The Use of Expert Testimony and Other Procedural Innovations in US Child Sexual Abuse Trials A Decade of International Reform to Accommodate Child Witnesses - John E B Myers Steps Toward a Child Witness Code Children as Witnesses - Uma A Segal India Is Not Ready
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